Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New Release from Elisha Wahlquist!

Today, we are thrilled to welcome Elisha to the blog. Check out her new release! 

Also, Elisha is giving away one signed paperback of her book. Leave a comment stating what your favorite historical era is. Add the book to your shelves on Goodreads and leave a comment saying you've done so for a second entry. Winner drawn and announced in one week. 

Adele: Two Girls. Two Paths. One Revolution. 
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I have to confess. I adore history. However, not only was the French Revolution never my favorite time in history, but I never intended to write this book on it. (gasp!)

But as I pondered and researched, trying to determine the historical setting for the novel I planned to write, I found myself being pushed farther and farther back in history—“the underlying issue I’m trying to address is farther back!” Of course, if you take that too far, you’ll go straight back to Adam, ;) but finally I found my eyes focusing more and more intently on—the French Revolution.

As I delved deeper, my fascination grew—soon, you couldn’t have torn me away from the French Revolution if you’d tried!

You may wonder, “Why another novel on the French Revolution?” Well, Adele is unique. Most novels on the French Revolution focus on a specific point or terrible event, but in Adele, you get to learn first-hand how the insidious build-up of events from 1786 on led to the catastrophic massacres in 1792. There is so much to learn from history that applies to today’s events! If you or someone you know wants to learn more about the French Revolution, this is the book for you. 

Adele follows the life of (who else?) Adele de Coquiel di le Mercier, an aristocratic girl who is trying to grow up amid the shifting pressures and changes of the mounting Revolution. But it also follows her dear cousin, Stephanie de Lobel; brilliant, beautiful, and wayward. What happens when she encounters an unscrupulous, handsome patriot named Gaston? And Adele—what part do a fainting traveler, a secret passage, social pressures, and a common thief in Paris have to play in her life?

Each girl has choices to make… as the over-arching storm of the Revolution breaks over their heads and the September Massacres loom, which path will they choose? And will it be too late to save their own lives?

As I wrote Adele, the French Revolution became one of the most arresting and dramatic times in history to me. I invite you to read Adele and see for yourself!


An avid historian, Elisha Wahlquist shares her love of history with young people in a compelling and entertaining way. She enjoys playing her great-grandfather’s violin and sharing the adventures of her large family in Texas



8 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new book, Elisha! It sounds wonderful, especially since the French Revolution is something I've been wanting to know more about!

    My favorite historical era is probably the mid to late 1800's, including the Civil War.

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  2. Wow! This book sounds really good.
    My two favorite historical era's are the Civil War and the War for Independence.

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  3. Congratulations on the publication of your book, Elisha! I know it will be a great read.
    I find the Roman Empire era interesting.

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  4. Congratulations Elisha on the publication of your book! I'd love to be entered to win as I think my daughters would enjoy reading your book. I'd pick Civil War era.

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  5. My favorite historial time period is the Civil War.
    Thanks for the giveaway! ~KJ

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  6. I added it to my Goodreads shelf!
    ~KJ

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  7. So happy for you Elisha! I probably like the Civil War era the best, though the War for Independence was more pertinent than the Civil War.
    God bless you for blessing us!
    Alyssa Hage

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